Chorus.fm Members EOTY Lists 2018

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Jason Tate, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Here's a place for everyone to share their EOTY lists for 2018.

    The Chorus.fm website contributors are hard at work at our own lists and we plan, like we did on AP.net, to post and share these on the website in early January.

    Hope everyone had a great musical year and I can't wait to read all everyone's lists.

    Here's the 2018 Albums thread if you need some memory refreshing on what you listened to last year.

    Archive:
     
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  2. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Here we goooooo.
     
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  3. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    Put this together sitting in traffic. Dammit, that formatting looks gross.

     
  4. LuigiPeppercorn

    %n is a nerd Prestigious

    No particular order

    Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
    Coheed and Cambria - VAXIS I: The Unheavenly Creatures
    Sirintip - Tribus
    Soccer Mommy - Clean
    Brandi Carlile - By The Way, I Forgive You
    Foxing - Nearer My God
    Richard Spaven - Real time
     
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  5. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    1. Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer
    2. Kali Uchis: Isolation
    3. Mitski: Be the Cowboy
    4. The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
    5. Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour
    6. Father John Misty: God's Favorite Customer
    7. Justin Courtney Pierre: In the Drink
    8. Panic! At the Disco: Pray For the Wicked
    9. Miya Folick: Premonitions
    10. Ariana Grande: Sweetener
    11. Twenty One Pilots: Trench
    12. Boygenius: Boygenius EP
    13. Mom Jeans.: Puppy Love
    14. Snail Mail: Lush
    15. Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers: Bought to Rot
    16. Bad Bad Hats: Lightning Round
    17. Vince Staples: FM!
    18. Fall Out Boy: M A N I A
    19. Retirement Party: Somewhat Literate
    20. Petal: Magic Gone

    Favorite music that wasn't an album:
    1. "Birthday"/"Everything Is Fine" - All Time Low
    2. "Mariners Apartment Complex"/"Venice Bitch" - Lana Del Rey
    3. Ariana Grande: thank u, next
    4. The Front Bottoms: Ann EP
    5. pronoun: you didn't even make the bed EP
    6. Love Simon Soundtrack (great blend of already great songs + new songs from Bleachers and others)
    7. Post Malone & Swae Lee: Sunflower
    8. A Star Is Born Soundtrack for the Lady Gaga bangers
    9. IDKHOW BUT THEY FOUND ME: 1981 Extended Play
    10. LSD: "Mountains", "Thunderclouds", "Audio", "Genius"

    Janelle Monae is definitely my Album of the Year. The rest is a loose ranking, but most of this could switch around. I may even change some of this later, we'll see. I also made a top 40 on my post in the 2018 album thread, but I feel like there's no point to making a "best" list if I just include everything I liked this year. That being said: Pusha T, Lucy Dacus, and Courtney Barnett all just barely missed the cut and could really pretty easily be swapped with some of the other ones on here.
     
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  6. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    Feels like Foxing and The 1975 are gonna be 1 & 2 for the site.
     
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  7. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Flip the order and that's my guess.
     
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  8. jorbjorb Dec 3, 2018
    (Last edited: Dec 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM)
    jorbjorb

    Conditioner is better.

    The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
    Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    The Night Game - The Night Game
    Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleys
    LANY - malibu nights
    Hippo Campus - Babi
    BROCKHAMPTON - irisdescence
    Now, Now - Saved
    Culture Abuse - Bay Dream
    The Story So Far - Proper Dose
    Alkaline Trio - Is This Thing Cursed?
     
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  9. Spenny Dec 3, 2018
    (Last edited: Dec 3, 2018)
    Spenny

    Regular

    30. Lydia - Liquor
    29. MØ - Forever Neverland
    28. Betty Who - Betty, Pt. 1
    27. Saara Aalto - Wild Wild Wonderland
    26. Mariah Carey - Caution
    25. Clean Bandit - What Is Love?
    24. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
    23. Hayley Kiyoko - Expectations
    22. Glades - To Love You
    21. Rita Ora - Phoenix
    20. Tove Styrke - Sway
    19. Charlie Puth - Voicenotes
    18. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born Soundtrack
    17. Kali Uchis - Isolation
    16. Kim Petras - Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1
    15. Little Mix - LM5
    14. Panic! At the Disco - Pray for the Wicked
    13. Ralph - A Good Girl
    12. The Wonder Years - Sister Cities
    11. ALMA - Heavy Rules Mixtape
    10. Ariana Grande - Sweetener
    9. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
    8. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    7. Christine and the Queens - Chris
    6. Allie X - Super Sunset
    5. Fall Out Boy - M A N I A
    4. Deaf Havana - Rituals
    3. Years & Years - Palo Santo
    2. The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
    1. Troye Sivan - Bloom

    Super rough list, but as of right this second this is what I would say. That was hard! Had to leave off some other albums I really liked in general, but that didn't quite resonate with me enough as a whole to justify putting them on this list (Thrice, Empress Of, Cardi B, Robyn, The Carters, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Father John Misty, LANY, Kodaline, Sabrina Carpenter, Marie-Mai, Jess Glynne, Bebe Rexha and a few others come to mind).
     
  10. halowithascrewloose

    Newbie

    1. Republic of Wolves - Shrine
    2. Foxing - Nearer My God
    3. Snail Mail - Lush
    4. Basement - Beside Myself
    5. Pianos Become the Teeth - Wait For Love
    6. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    7. Nothing - Dance On the Blacktop
    8. The 1975 - A Brief Introduction to Online Relationships
    9. Camp Cope - How to Socialize and Make Friends
    10. Middle Kids - Lost Friends
    10. Tiny Moving Parts - Swell
     
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  11. ALT/MSC/FAN Dec 3, 2018
    (Last edited: Dec 4, 2018 at 10:09 AM)
    ALT/MSC/FAN

    It's chaos. Be kind. Prestigious

    1. Camp Cope - How to Socialize & Make Friends
    2. The Sidekicks - Happiness Hours
    3. Vein - Errorzone
    4. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
    5. Culture Abuse - Bay Dream
    6. Senses Fail - If There is Light, It Will Find You
    7. Smoking Popes - Into the Agony
    8. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
    9. Drug Church - Cheer
    10. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
    11. Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
    12. Mount Eerie - Now Only
    13. The Dirty Nil - Master Volume
    14. Spanish Love Songs - Schmaltz
    15. Jack White - Boarding House Reach
    16. Just Friends - Nothing but Love
    17. Speak Low If You Speak Love - Nearsighted
    18. The 1975 - A Brief History of Online Inquiries
    19. The Wonder Years - Sister Cities
    20. Snail Mail - Lush
    21. The Story So Far - Proper Dose
    22. Christine & the Queens - Chris
    23. Brian Fallon - Sleepwalkers
    24. Saves the Day - 9
    25. Joyce Manor - Million Dollars to Kill Me
    26. Jesus Piece - Only Self
    27. Cupcakke - Ephorize
    28. Soccer Mommy - Clean
    29. Anna Burch - Quit the Curse
    30. World's Greatest Dad - Get Well Soon
     
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  12. ineverlose Dec 3, 2018
    (Last edited: Dec 4, 2018 at 4:28 AM)
    ineverlose

    Newbie

    At this point, my top 20:

    1 - Coheed & Cambria - Vaxis - Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures
    2 - Colter Wall - Songs of the Plains
    3 - Steve Moakler - Born Ready
    4 - Super American - Tequila Sunrise
    5 - The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
    6 - Now, Now - Saved
    7 - The Story So Far - Proper Dose
    8 - Death Cab For Cutie - Thank You For Today
    9 - John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness
    10 - The Night Game - The Night Game
    11 - Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    12 - Underoath - Erase Me
    13 - Dave Matthews Band - Come Tomorrow
    14 - Saves the Day - 9
    15 - Heavy Things - Glimpse
    16 - The Milk Carton Kids - All The Things That I Did and All The Things That I Didn't Do
    17 - Lord Huron - Vide Noir
    18 - Teenage Wrist - Chrome Neon Jesus
    19 - Turnstile - Time & Space
    20 - Tiny Moving Parts - Swell
    21 - Thrice - Palms

    Takeaways: Coheed blew me away...and proved they've still got their magic. Colter Wall continues to create music that makes me wish I were living on a ranch somewhere in Montana. He's quite the opposite of Steve Moakler, but both make music that captures a similar feeling...and if you don't know either of them, stop everything and get acquainted. Super American...who are these guys, where did they come from, and how did they make such a fun album?? And finally...We are witnessing one of the greatest bands to come out of this generation in The 1975. The new album is more of a grower for me than it seems to be for most...but there's no denying they're probably creating the most important music today.
    EDIT: I'm going to update this list as I inevitably remember albums I forgot to include.
     
  13. amorningofsleep Dec 3, 2018
    (Last edited: Dec 3, 2018)
    amorningofsleep

    "Cool Dad" Don Crenshaw

    1. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
    2. The Armed - Only Love
    3. Gorillaz - The Now Now
    4. American Nightmare - American Nightmare
    5. Vein - Errorzone
    6. Single Mothers - Through a Wall
    7. Delta Sleep - Ghost City
    8. Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
    9. Birds in Row - We Already Lost the World
    10. Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It

    Runner-ups:
    Harms Way - Post Human
    Czarface / MF DOOM- Czarface Meets Metal Face
    Sectioned - Annihilated
    El Ten Eleven - Banker's Hill
    Tim Hecker - Konoyo
    Cult Leader - A Patient Man
    Portrayal of Guilt - Let Pain Be Your Guide
     
  14. shogunTORTOISE

    Regular

    Best of 2018
    1. Now, Now - Saved
    2. Tiny Moving Parts - Swell
    3. Saves The Day - 9
    4. Direct Hit! - Crown of Nothing
    5. Punchline - LION
    6. Justin Courtney Pierre - In The Drink
    7. Alkaline Trio - Is This Thing Cursed?
    8. Blue Heaven - Volume One
    9. Snail Mail - Lush
    10. The Hempsteadys - Séance! Séance!
    11. Petal - Magic Gone
    12. The Sidekicks - Happiness Hours
    13. Tancred - Nightstand
    14. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness- Upside Down Flowers
    15. Basement - Beside Myself
    16. Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers - Bought to Rot
    17. Meg Myers - Take Me To The Disco
    18. Super Whatevr - Never Nothing
    19. Camp Cope - How to Socialize & Make Friends
    20. Dashboard Confessional - Crooked Shadows
    21. Hellogoodbye - S'Only Natural
    22. Hurry - Every Little Thought
    23. Lifted Bells - Minor Tantrums
    24. Soccer Mommy - Clean
    25. Jeff Rosenstock - POST
    26. Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
    27. Thrice - Palms
    28. World's Greatest Dad- Get Well Soon
    29. No Better - It Felt Like Glass
    30. Chvrches - Love Is Dead

    Honorable Mentions:
    -Belmont - Belmont
    -Coheed & Cambria - Vaxis - Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures
    -Gorillaz - The Now Now
    -Andrew W.K. - You're Not Alone
    -Joyce Manor - Million Dollars To Kill Me
    -Shannen Moser - I'll Sing
    -Nothing - Dance On The Blacktop
     
  15. Ben Lee

    I drink coffee and dad my kids Supporter

    These were my most listened to.
     

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  16. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    1. Spanish Love Songs - Schmaltz
    2. Jeff Rosenstock - POST-
    3. awakebutstillinbed - What People Call Low Self-Esteem...
    4. The Sidekicks - Happiness Hours
    5. Foxing - Nearer My God
    6. Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog
    7. Joyce Manor - Million Dollars to Kill Me
    8. Antarctigo Vespucci - Love in the Time Of Email
    9. Cloud Nothings - Last Building Burning
    10. Illuminati Hotties - Kiss Yr Frenemies
    11. The Wonder Years - Sister Cities
    12. Culture Abuse - Bay Dream
    13. Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
    14. Cheem - CheemTV
    15. Gulfer - Dog Bless
    16. Camp Cope - How to Socialise & Make Friends
    17. Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
    18. Lets Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears
    19. Pool Kids - Music to Practice Safe Sex To
    20. Mitski - Be the Cowboy

    Awakebutstillinbed is a stunner people, give it a chance if you haven’t heard it.
     
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  17. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    I love love love that Years and Years album! Feels like it got seriously overlooked
     
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  18. bobsheiskawy

    is it the same for you? Prestigious

    i feel like there were a lot of really good albums this year, but not a lot that seemed far and away better than others. looking forward to putting my lists together to see how everything shakes out.
     
  19. sunsetGUN

    Newbie

    I think I need a placeholder.
     
  20. popo

    Newbie

    I've mostly listened to Asian music this year, so I've been missing out on a lot of releases. Probably will go through your guys' lists and check out the #1-#3 spots and see what chorus members have been digging in 2018
     
  21. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    I feel like this is one of those years where I just can’t let myself get too hung up on ranking — nearly anything landing in my top 20 could be switched around. Still doing little write ups for my top 50 but will post an actual list later on
     
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  22. Spenny

    Regular

    Agreed! That band is phenomenal. Loved their debut and this was definitely not a sophomore slump luckily.
     
  23. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Tis the season
     
  24. Joe Deegan

    Regular Prestigious

    hate to be that person this early in the thread, but legitimately surprised at the lack of Mitski so far.
     
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  25. ryanfears

    Trusted

    1. The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
    2. State Champs - Living Proof
    3. Hot Mulligan - Pilot
    4. The Story So Far - Proper Dose
    5. Trophy Eyes - The American Dream
    6. Boston Manor - Welcome to the Neighbourhood
    7. Bearings - Blue in the Dark
    8. Trash Boat - Crown Shyness
    9. Stand Atlantic - Skinny Dipping
    10. With Confidence - Love and Loathing
     
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